Back when I was a kid we use to spin in circles to see who could stay standing the longest. We even had piles of leaves to fall in. Then as a teenager we loved riding anything that went in circles: Ferris wheel, merry go round, spinning cups, roller coasters, etc. As I got older anything that went in circles or fast motions made me dizzy.
Ever since my dizzy spells started in February the episodes keep getting closer together. After insomnia the night before I got up off balance yesterday, but it went away by bedtime. I started on a walker and gradually went down from 2 to 1 cane to nothing by bedtime. Because of the insomnia I took 300mg of gabapentin and my regular meds & went to bed.
I slept from 10:30pm to 9:30am. When I got up I felt pretty good. As I bent over to pet the dog and stood back up... There it was again..dizziness! I went to eat breakfast and went to stand and there it was again. I grabbed my cane. Every time I move or turn my head; no spinning, just dizzy. I nearly fell twice even on one cane. Whenever I go to turn around and head another direction it's like being a kids after spinning in circles again! It's now 3:05 PM and I'm now on two canes! I stood up and just stood in place, and I could feel myself swaying: my husband could see it!
Out of curiosity I took my blood pressure laying, sitting & standing. It was real low (normal) laying down. When I sat up it went up to a high normal, except the heart rate which went to 100. Then when I stood up it went down again. I don't have bp or heart rate issues so I don't know if that's the normal response.
As I'm sitting here typing this I'm noticing my body doesn't have to move to make me dizzy... I can just move my eyes around the room. Somebody please turn off this ride!!!! 😲